To Harbin with Love!
Another excellent thread by Mr. Bostickson on how to cause an epidemic via lab leak. https://twitter.com/BillyBostickson/status/1279000153949499392
Science on April 8, paper submitted March 12, includes authorizations to conduct experiments granted on Jan 22 and 31 on Wuhan samples in the CAS veterinary BSL4 in Harbin. Infected at least 18 ferrets, 20 cats, 5 of each dogs, pigs, chicken and ducks. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/368/6494/1016
During five weeks in BSL4 conditions many researchers were working one this project as evidenced by 6 first co-authors, which is highly unusual. That's a lot of traffic! https://science.sciencemag.org/content/368/6494/1016
SARS-CoV-2 strains included samples from a patient and from the Huanan market.
A mini-outbreak of covid19 happened in Harbin in the spring (end March- mid-May 2020). http://chinadaily.com.cn/a/202004/10/WS5e8febeba3105d50a3d154a4.html
According to experts in the field as late as November of 2019 zoonotic infections of coronaviruses are extremely rare events. After SARS-CoV-2 they classified them as relatively common events. Why the change in sentiment when the data had not changed?
Roughly during this time frame several videos surfaced on social media shorting Chinese troops moving to the North Korean Border - were they retreating from another lab outbreak?
The North Korean leadership went into hiding. Reportedly an outbreak had started just over the border. The epidemic finally ended in May 17th. http://xinhuanet.com/english/2020-05/17/c_139063327.htm
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